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Dr Zita Lysaght

Policy & Practice

Name: Dr Zita Lysaght
Department: Policy & Practice
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2033
Email Address: zita.lysaght@dcu.ie
Room: Mov50
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr. Zita Lysaght is a member of the School of Policy and Practice at the Institute of Education (St. Patrick's Campus), DCU; she lectures in assessment and research methodology on undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes and coordinates the final year BEd4 and PME2 research projects. She is Director of the Assessment for Teaching and Learning (ALT) Project, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Assessment Research and Policy in Education (CARPE) and a former Chair of Post-Graduate Studies by Research and Co-chair of the EdD programme. 

Zita joined DCU in 2006 with extensive experience in primary teaching (mainstream and special, Band 1 DEIS schools), curriculum design and evaluation (Curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College; Limerick; Center for Research in Technology Education, Trinity College Dublin) and school leadership (Deputy Principal; Assistant National Coordinator, Leadership Development for Schools Programme; Founding Director, The Early Learning Centre, Tanzania). As part of her current role, Zita provides professional development nationally and internationally in assessment (particularly formative assessment as it relates to teaching and learning), mixed methods research design and theoretical and conceptual frameworks. Her work has been published in Ireland, Europe and the US. Zita has twice received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.


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